The UNZA Chess Club has not won any game in the current chess league LUSAKA Province Chess Association (LPCA) secretary general, Maybin Chinama is worried over the low standards of chess at the University of Zambia (UNZA).
Chinama who was crowned best UNZA chess player in 2009 and also won 3 league titles with the UNZA Chess club between 2007 and 2011 recently sponsored the UNZA Closed Chess Competition as a way of keeping the upcoming chess players active.
Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka Star, Chinama said he did not want to see the standards of chess at the institution go down.
“I have seen a drawback in chess at the institution as they have not been performing well in the current chess league games,” he noted.
The former chess champion added that UNZA was never short of talent adding that there was no reason for chess standards at the institution to go down.
“The highest institution in the land has produced great players that have participated and won at national level and therefore that legacy should be maintained,” he said.
Meanwhile, University of Zambia Students Union (UNZASU) Sports Secretary, Nasho Banda expressed happiness at Chinama’s initiative of sponsoring chess.
Banda said such initiatives would enhance the performance of chess players at the institution.
“Chinama’s work is an A plus act and will ensure that chess at this institution does not die but grow,” he said.
The sports secretary further urged former students of UNZA to learn from Chinama’s work and help contribute to the development of the sport at UNZA.
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